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July 05, 2009

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Vol. LX, No. 52, New Delhi, JULY 05, 2009

Hindutva is the common identity of the people living in India—Mohan Bhagwat
From Khajuria S Kant in Jammu

RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri Mohan Bhagwat affirmed that the terms “Hindu” and “Hindutva” are an inseparable identity of Hindustan. Stating that RSS is committed to the ideology of Hindutva, he made it clear that there will be no compromise on this ideology.    more >

BJP by Hindutva, what is Hindutva?

By Justice (Retd.) Dr M Rama Jois

VICTORY gets more admirers and tail catchers and the defeat encourages adversaries and leg-pullers. This is human nature. That is what has happened to BJP after setback to it in the Lok Sabha election.    more >

Thinking Aloud
The chat room revolution
By Dr Jay Dubashi

IN my last column, I wrote about the three revolutions that had swept over India in the last thirty-odd years and how they had shaped our political and economic lives. We are now in the midst of the last of them—the managerial revolution—...    more >

Maoists and Marxists; the terror link

THE Home Ministry reports reveal that India has the largest number of domestic terror groups in the world. The report was in the context of the centre banning the Maoist terror group, CPI (Maoist) as a reaction to the Maoist insurgency at Lalgarh in West Bengal.    more >

Sangh Samachar

Now CPM wooing church
War within hots up

By S Chandrasekhar

IF there has been any beneficiary of the decade-old war between VS Atchudanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan, it is the airline companies.    more >

Macabre Maoist murderers!
The Maoist ban exposes the CPM doublespeak

By Ravi Shanker Kapoor

THE Lalgarh story is increasingly becoming nastier and weirder. Almost every player in this bloody game—the Maoists, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, intellectuals—is trying to benefit from the grave crisis, thus staking thousands of lives.    more >

Violence revisits Valley
The violent agitation in Shopian shows the Valley remains on the knife’s edge

By Sushil Vakil

IT seems some forces in Kashmir are not in favour of letting the peace and glory return to the State—once flocked by millions of tourists from far flung areas of the world. The two-decade old militancy has, indeed, kept most of the tourists away from the Valley due to the bloodshed let lose by Pakistan sponsored militants.    more >

The big lunch

IMAGINE a summer’s day on which millions of Britishers, throughout the UK, sit down to have lunch together–in the middle of the streets, around the tower blocks and on every patch of common ground.    more >

Bigotry, oppression and discrimination of converted Christian dalits
By Dr Babu Suseelan

THE pertinent issue that needs to be discussed in the present context is the false teachings about Christian prophecy and biblical interpretations that threaten our culture, social fabric and freedom.    more >

Electronic Voting Machines
EC had known the fundamental flaws of EVMs since 2000; not remedied

By Prof Radhakrishnan

The result of the April-May 2009 General Elections to the 15th Lok Sabha has proved that Indian psephologists and media pundits on Indian politics, particularly from the electronic media, are worse than astrologers.    more >

Lahuradewa, Ganga basin site dates from 9000 BP

A recent paper, presented by Shri Rakesh Tewari and others at a seminar on “Early Farming at Lahuradewa” held in Lucknow regarding excavations at the Neolithic site of Lahuradewa in Middle Ganga Valley, reported a new series of radiocarbondates from the earliest layers yielding 8436 BC, 8518 BC and 8992 BC.    more >

Ignorance and apathy are not the proofs of non-existence

By Dr Pravin Togadia

OVER 10,00,000 poor students getting free and standard-quality education, over 20,00,000 poor being given free medical help, over 1,00,000 poor being helped by free legal aid, over 5,00,000 poor youth getting professional vocational training like computers, mechanical, etc.,    more >

BJP’s mantra for survival
Assertive Hindutva, holistic philosophy and cadre-building

By Shyam Khosla

BJP’s poor performance in the parliamentary elections, which shocked the party and its friends to no end, has given rise to discordant voices from within the party. Some of those at the helm of affairs tried to pass on the blame to the party’s ideology while others indulged in the blame-game ..    more >

Rashtra Sevika Samiti organises 29 training camps across the country
Speak mother tongue at home—Pramilatai Medhe

By Sangita Sachdev

"THE feeling that this country belongs to me should always be in our heart and we should feel the country’s joys and sorrows. This is the real Hindutva,” said Pramilatai Medhe, Pramukh Sanchalika of Rashtra Sevika Samiti.    more >

Raigunj training camp of Sevika Samiti
Members keen on getting personal security training

By Asim Kumar Mitra

"ALERTNESS is the keyword for progress. To keep acquaintance with the day-to-day developments of the surrounding areas is the procedure to keep oneself alert.    more >

Navasu Valvi receives Dr Hedgewar Sewa Puraskar

FOUNDER of Sahyadri Adivasi Bahuvidh Sewa Sangh Shri Navasu Valvi was honoured with Dr Hedgewar Sewa Puraskar for the year 2009. The Puraskar, presented every year by Dr Hedgewar Sewa Nidhi, consists of Rs one lakh, a citation and a memento.    more >


Special reports

India is facing another drought and hence loss in production of foodgrains
By Arabinda Ghose

THE answer to this question would come in different tunes from different sections of the society. The Government would stoutly deny any indication of drought, agricultural scientists would utter a cautious “yes/no” but farmers would have no hesitation in pronouncing that another drought is at our doors, seven years after 2002.    more >

The Moving Finger Writes

Things wrong with our university education
By MV Kamath

WITH the attack on Indian students in Australia making the headlines, an Indian scholar, R Vaidyanathan, Professor of Finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangaluru, recently raised a very relevant question in the media.    more >

Think It Over

What makes Hinduism different?
By MSN Menon

BECAUSE it concedes freedom of enquiry. Because it has separated politics from religion. Hinduism has evolved over millennia—in a period of ten thousand years. We are proud of this long experience. Vedas could be 7000-8000 years old.    more >

Special Feature

Nanaji makes Gramswaraj a reality
The savant of Chitrakoot

By Sangeet Verma

CHITRAKOOT is famous for its significant role in the exile of Sri Rama. It was in these forests of Chitrakoot that Sri Rama spent a large time of his exile. This made Chitrakoot a place of devotion and faith for Hindus worldwide.    more >

Kids’ Org

You can fool only once, not all the time
By Manju Gupta

SAGE Agastya lived in his hermitage keeping the asuras (demons) in the forest under his control. However there were two brother-demons, Vatapi and Ilwala, who, whenever they got the opportunity, tried to needle the sage.    more >

Play & Learn
Standing a Stick

World Watch

Elections in Indonesia
A test for inclusive Indonesian Islam

From Sushil Pandit in Indonesia

THIS entire June, it is the turn of Indonesians to be wooed by their politicians. World’s largest Muslim population, over 200 million, along with about Hindus (two per cent) and Christians (five per cent) and Buddhists (two per cent), will elect its President and Vice President in early July.    more >


Many views of development
By Dr Priyesh CA, The Caged Phoenix, Can India Fly; Dipankar Gupta; Penguin Books; Pp 322; Rs 550.00

The commerce of cricket
By Manju Gupta, IPL: An Inside Story—Cricket and Commerce; Alam Srinivas; TR Vivek; Roli Books; Pp 191; Rs 195.00

The stories from call centres
By Manju Gupta, True Stories from India’s BPO & Call Centres; Sudhindra Mokhasi; Rupa & Co.; Pp 383; Rs 95.00

Abdullah of Kashmir biographed
By Manju Gupta, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah: Tragic Hero of Kashmir, Ajit Bhattarcharjea, Roli Books, Pp 270, Rs 395.00

A walk down memory lane
By Manju Gupta, The Long Walk Home, Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, HarperCollins, Pp 272, Rs 295.00

A life in search of wisdom, happiness
By Manju Gupta, The Fine Print of Life, PS Wasu, HarperCollins, Pp 179, Rs 195.00


Atma Jyoti Ashram: Wolf in sheep’s clothing
By Swami Devananda Saraswati

IN Catholic Ashrams: Sannyasins or Swindlers, Sita Ram Goel describes the Christian missionary strategists’ plan to infiltrate Hindu society and gain the confidence of the people: “Christianity has to drop its alien attire and get clothed in Hindu cultural forms.    more >

Open Forum

Cheap labour—Asset or Liability?
By Mithun Dey

SO far, large sections of India’s elite, while viewing the poor and their “tendency to over-reproduce” with disgust and contempt, have done little to push for a serious population policy. In large part this has been because they have benefited from this unending supply of cheap labour.    more >

Readers’ Forum

Media has become partner of ruling party (Organiser, 21-6-2009);
—K CHANDRA SHEKAR, H.No. 30-297, Vinayat Nagar, Neredmet, Secunderabad

Truly, nothing is more distressing than to hear that corruption has entered the field of journalism. In fact, a large section of dailies nowadays, both English and local languages, and TV channels have...    more >

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